Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldI Could Have ShoneBird TableEnid BlytonCut OffA Craft Curriculum Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... ShowersHere Richard describes being humiliated by his teacher in PE lessons. An Oral EducationHere Philip talks about having an ‘oral’ education and the equipment he had to use in school. Nazareth HouseHere Christine recalls her early life spent in children’s homes.